"Maybe I stayed too long." - Whorl.
Two new songs for the faithful. If you know me, chances are you know that one of my favorite numbers is "Maybe It's Better," a tune by a short-lived Slumberland act called Whorl. The record was released in February 1992 and is catalog DRYL-11 according to this handy site.Whorl also released DRYL-3 in mid 1990. When I think about all the time I wasted, albeit listening to good music, but still, when you look at that Slumberland discography, man, I was listening to Nirvana when all this great music was coming out. I guess I was just a couple years too young to get plugged in to indie rock on the ground floor. Anyway, I didn't actually turn onto this tune until I got to WESU in Fall 1994. This is ripped from my cassette copy of the 7".
This song always blows my mind. It is "You Unplug My Clock," and it is a four-track number featuring Erik B nee Evol, who went on to form Mantaray, and Hugh Gallagher, a one-time author and spoken-word luminary who is now better known as Von Von Von (I am not making this up). Anyway, the two were tight in high school, which happens to be my high school, and at some point crafted this gem from drums, guitar and kazoo. It is seriously awesome.
Here is the New York Times' take on the new Cure record, and here is a video from it. I've always like the Cure's videos, at least the ones up through Disintegration, and this is no exception.
Take two seconds and go here and fight what amounts to a Constitutional ban on gay marriage.
Tony B was right when he said: if we lived in new york city, we'd be here.
That is all.